Vintage Hand-Me-Down Bags

5:40 AM

Hand-me-down items are my favourite. I believe that there's nothing better than some style steals from my mom's 90s wardrobe. She had pretty good style that I try to channel into my everyday outfits. Recently, she lended me two bags from when she was in her early 20s.


The first one is this vintage Elle envelope bag I immediately went gaga for. It's a light gray with a brown leather front pocket and could be both a cross body or a shoulder bag. Oddly, the stripe detail  on its strap reminds me so much of hippies on cruiser boards. What I like about it most is that it goes super well with loafers and black culottes. Sadly, I could no longer find this in the internet.


The second one is this warm red/orange handbag from United Colors of Benetton. I'm not a massive fan of short straps, but this one I love due to its slightly-tugged wool fabric. I think it's a fashion forward statement, which is again, suitable for my love for anything with a 60s vibe.

What's your favourite hand-me-down?

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12 comments

  1. Love the bags!! It makes me think I should go into my mom's closet and see what I can find haha

    xx, Melissa
    https://elephantontheroad.com

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    1. Thanks, Melissa! You might find some hidden treasures x

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  2. wow! pretty bags! my fav hand-me-down is probably this dress from the 80s that my mom own but made by my aunt!

    marisa - summer in march

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    1. sounds cool! Thanks for reading, Marisa! x

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  3. I love the red one with your outfit, it's so cute by the way!

    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com/

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  4. Love going through my mum's old clothes, some gems to be found.

    Zeynab
    The Beauty Load

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  5. My Mum has given me some great hand me down bags too! I really like your Elle bag its so 90s x

    Eleanor Frances | UK Style Blog

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